Every Christian is called to honour God with their time, talents and treasure (finances). A vital part of belonging to a Church is contributing to its financial needs. Making a regular financial contribution to the work of the local church is not only biblical but a very practical way of standing shoulder to shoulder with the whole church and demonstrating your commitment and support.
We want to see lives transformed by Jesus. That is our mission. The outreach, work and ministry, including the care and maintenance of the property, are all financed entirely from the contributions of its members. Over 10% of money received by St. Catherine’s is given away to support other Christian ministries locally, nationally and globally. We are making a real difference.
A full financial report, audited accounts and annual budget is published each year and made available to the whole church at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Nehemiah Group, which is elected at the AGM, formally agrees and oversees the church budget and authorises expenditure throughout the year.
Visitors to the church are under no obligation to give.
We are able to claim tax back on all donations that are given by cheque, standing order or in cash through the envelope scheme – this adds an average of 30% to the total giving at no cost to members and therefore we strongly encourage members to adopt one of these ways of giving.
Once a year in the spring we also have an annual gift day at which we listen to the plans and priorities of the church’s ministry for the coming year and have an opportunity to respond financially to the vision.
SOME OF THE ORGANISATIONS ST. CATHERINE'S SUPPORTS:
METHODS OF GIVING
1. STANDING ORDER
This is by far the easiest and most tax-efficient form of giving and is helpful for our own budget projections.
Forms are available to download HERE or at the bottom of this page. They are also available in church at the Welcome Area or you can contact the church by email or on 01 4735100 and we will send one to you.
2. ENVELOPE SCHEME
This allows you to put in variable cash donations during the year in a way agreed with the Revenue that can count towards the tax relief. The principle is this: you sign up to take a numbered envelope say number 26 and you get 52 envelopes with this number on and you put in each week what you wish to contribute. These are tallied under the number 26 and then we can produce a PAYE form at the end of the year for these contributions.
If you would like to avail of this scheme or know more, please contact the church by email or on 01 4735100.
3. CHEQUE DONATIONS
These also qualify for the tax relief and are all welcome.
4. CASH DONATIONS TO PLATE
Clearly it is still possible to contribute to the plate anonymously and although it cannot be included in the tax relief scheme every gift is much appreciated
Donate online via PayPal using your credit or debit card, by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button below.